Website Alberta Health Services
The Nurse Practitioner will be asked to assist with issues such as complex wounds, multiple co-morbidities, chronic diseases, cognitive decline and/or delirium, advanced neurological conditions, pain management and capacity issues. The NP will be utilized as a community resource for clients, caregivers, physicians and health care providers at all levels of the care continuum, building on case management models and systems integration while working to utilizing the right resources for the right client. With increasing requests to have the complex medical needs of clients managed in the community and with the realization that challenging acute care discharges require additional expertise in Home Living, NP’s are poised to move the agenda of aging in the right place at the right time ahead for Alberta Health Services. The Nurse Practitioner role includes, but is not limited to: the utilization of advanced assessment and physical examination skills, diagnosing and managing common, complex and chronic health conditions, promoting health and preventing illness/injury, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other therapies, assisting clients and caregivers to navigate through the health care system, negotiating with experts in regards to communication, family dynamics, community resources and partners, and cost-effectiveness of interventions. NP’s are informed health care practitioners providing services across the health care continuum and from cradle to grave. As such, their participation is valued and respected in research activities, education, on committees and in health care forums examining health care services, programs, and delivery models now and for the future.
- Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program of studies at a Master of Nursing level or equivalent. Eligible for licensure with CARNA as a Nurse Practitioner. 3-5 years of recent nursing experience in a combination of areas including but not limited to: acute/sub-acute, rehabilitative, community emergency room, ICU, continuing care, home care, etc.
- Evidence of area of expertise in their graduate degree Nurse Practitioner stream (Family/All Ages, Adult, Child/Child (Neonatal Specialty).
Company: Alberta Health Services
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Application Deadline: N/A